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    DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of ANTHONY MINGHELLA

    Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.

    ANTHONY MINGHELLA

    Breaking and Entering (2006)

    Cold Mountain (2003)
    Play (2000)
    The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
    The English Patient (1996)
    Mr. Wonderful (1993)
    Truly Madly Deeply (1991)
     
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    ANTHONY MINGHELLA (1954 - 2008)


    Breaking and Entering (2006) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Cold Mountain (2003) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Play (2000)
    The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The English Patient (1996) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Mr. Wonderful (1993) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Truly Madly Deeply (1991)
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    Cold Mountain (2003)
    Play (2000)
    The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
    The English Patient (1996)

    Mr. Wonderful (1993)
    Truly Madly Deeply (1991)


    Bolded films I've seen.
     
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    The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The English Patient (1996)
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    I've never managed to see all of The English Patient, so my rating is based on an incomplete viewing. Bad form I know. Since I have no real desire to screen this title again in the forseeable future my rating will have to represent it with option to change on viewing all the completed work in say 20 or 30 years time.[​IMG]
     
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    The Talented Mr. Ripley - my favorite of Minghella's films, and one of the best films from a very good year. A brilliantly complex psychological portrait, a tragic drama, and the best "neo-Hitchcock" film I've seen (including those great Saul Bass like opening titles). Matt Damon is great, Jude Law is brilliant, and the supporting cast (particularly Cate Blanchett and Philip Seymour Hoffman) is outstanding. Patricia Highsmith's novels have been adapted by some of the best, including at least three adaptation of this novel (Clement's "Plein Soleil" being almost as brilliant as Minghella's adaptation), and I think her work is as fruitful an inspiration here as it was in Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train". Top marks, no criticisms. God, I love this movie.

    The English Patient - my second favorite, but a much lesser film IMO than "Ripley". Moments of transcendence, but also a bit gloppy with the sentimentality at times. Interesting that Minghella makes us root more for the amour fou than for the not trading secrets to the Nazis. Interesting, but less than compelling. I think the film should have been a bit more conflicted than it was (felt phoney in that respect), but many of the abstract images, particularly of the desert sands, are as evocative as any of the great epics of love.

    Truly Madly Deeply - it's been years since I've seen it, but I recall being completely charmed. I should check this one out again.

    Cold Mountain - wtf? Maybe I was in a particularly bad mood that night... completely worthless IMO.
     
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    ANTHONY MINGHELLA

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    Like: 0
    Own: 0

    Rank order:

    The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
    The English Patient (1996)
     
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    Breaking and Entering (2006) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Cold Mountain (2003) [​IMG]
    Play (2000)
    The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The English Patient (1996) [​IMG]
    Mr. Wonderful (1993) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Truly Madly Deeply (1991) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    1. The Talented Mr. Ripley
    2. The English Patient

    3. Cold Mountain

    Rich's comments on the three are dead on for me.
     
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    1. The Talented Mr. Ripley - A-
    2. The English Patient - C
    3. Cold Mountain - D

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    The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) - 8/10
     
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    Breaking and Entering (2006) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Cold Mountain (2003) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Play (2000)
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    The English Patient (1996) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Mr. Wonderful (1993)
    Truly Madly Deeply (1991)
     
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    Breaking and Entering (2006) [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    Breaking and Entering (2006)
     

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